Instructor (Temporary, Non-Tenure Track) in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Up to $4222/month (depending on experience) for 9 months
Mar 23, 2017
May 02, 2017
Wildlife Biology
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

POSITION: Instructor (Temporary, Non-Tenure-track) in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

LOCATION: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

APPOINTMENT: Academic Year 2017-2018 (9 months; 16 Aug 2017 – 15 May 2018)

QUALIFICATIONS (Required): Ph.D. in fishery biology or a closely related discipline by June 16,2017.

DESIRED QUALITIES: 1) Experience in teaching or strong knowledge of ichthyology, fishery science, and fish & wildlife management, 2) Skill in using modern methods and technologies in teaching.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Teach 2 undergraduate courses per semester; in Fall 2017 teach FW 260 (Principles of Wildlife Management, 3 credits) and FW 401 (Fishery Science, 3 credits) and in Spring 2018 teach Fish Biology and Diversity (FW 300, 2 credits), and accompanying Ichthyology lab (FW301, 1 credit), and an additional course to be determined.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Up to $4222/mo depending on experience. Sick leave, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits are per University policy.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application materials include: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) all transcripts (unofficial versions acceptable) and 4) the names and contact information for 3 professional references. To apply and view a full position announcement, please visit: by April 24, 2017. To guarantee full consideration by the search committee, all materials must be received by the application review deadline of April 24, 2017.

For questions contact: Dr. Brett Johnson, Search Committee Chair., 970-491- 5002.

ACADEMIC AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES: Colorado State University is a land grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 32,000 students. It is located in Fort Collins, Colorado (, an attractive and dynamic community of 159,000 residents at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins has been named one of the most desirable places to live by a variety of organizations. The region is home to a diverse range of ecosystems and land uses, and offers numerous outdoor recreational activities.

The Department ( offers Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; undergraduates choose one or more Concentrations: a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, b) Conservation Biology, and c) Wildlife Biology. Faculty also advise graduate students in the inter- college Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (, a premier interdisciplinary graduate program in ecology. The Department is one of the top-ranked programs nationally, comprising approximately 440 undergraduates, 60 graduate students, and 18 academic faculty.

The Department houses the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Larval Fish Laboratory, and Colorado Natural Heritage Program, and faculty have established strong connections with colleagues in other colleges, e.g., Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, and College of Engineering, and other relevant units including the CSU Water Center and School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Faculty also team with a diverse group of local to national research partners, including Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA National Wildlife Research Center, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Experiment Station, National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and USGS Fort Collins Science Center.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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